Mike Pence was chosen to be Donald Trump’s VP, because he really is the opposite of Trump. Trump is a vile city slicker, and Pence is a virtuous beam of light. Mike Pence undoubtedly appeals to the “religious” right that was not initially gung-ho about sexual assaulter Trump. The closer you look into the crimes Pence has committed, the both of them seem equally wicked.
To his supporters, Mike Pence is an angel – a squeaky clean clergy boy. He earned this honorable title by his votes.
Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.
Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research.
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info.
But Pence wasn’t always the choir boy. In 1990, Mike Pence used almost $13,000 in campaign funds to pay for his own mortgage and golf tournament fees. At the time, Pence didn’t break any laws. Campaign laws have changed since then. Had Pence pulled that now, he would potentially be locked in jail.
Indiana was disgusted with Mike Pence and his campaign violations. He lost the election by 19 points.
Mike Pence justified his lavish spending, “I’m not embarrassed that I need to make a living,” he said at the time – money was tight.
Unless a Republican politician is caught knocking on an airport bathroom stall wall, they usually get forgiven. Everyone deserves a second chance. About 15 years ago, Mike Pence’s campaign scandal was so atrocious that it cost him his congressional run. During that election, Mike Pence and the campaign financing violations he committed, became an Indiana laughing stock. As he limped off stage, it looked as if his political career was over. 15 years later though, he has gained forgiveness, and risen to the second highest Republican position in the land!
How quickly they forget!